We are living in strange and challenging times.
COVID-19 is a global pandemic. Governments around the world are enforcing a range of measures, from social distancing to strict lockdowns, to stop the outbreak from getting worse and many businesses are struggling because of it.
If you’re among the lucky businesses that don’t have a storefront and you can do business virtually, your ability to run your business with everyone working remotely will be crucial in coming out of this in a (relatively) healthy position.
We’ve been doing this at Web Profits for the last couple of years. It started with our blockchain marketing arm, where the entire industry is decentralized, and then it expanded out to the rest of the company.
It started partly because we have offices in different countries (Australia, USA, Singapore, Romania), but mainly because we have many long-time team members that wanted to stay with the company, but needed a change in their lifestyle (e.g., traveling around Australia with 4G, moving to New Zealand with their family, frequent travels for family, etc.)
In addition, the talent pool available is far greater when you can include remote talent.
With that in mind, here are some of the things we have done to support a remote working environment:
1. Use Zoom for video conferencing.